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WMV Compressor: How to Compress WMV Files on Windows/Mac/Online

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:25:12 • Proven solutions


1. Convert WMV to Other Format+
  1. 1.1 Convert WMV to MP4
  2. 1.2 Convert WMV to MP4 Mac
  3. 1.3 Convert WMV to MP4 Online
  4. 1.4 Convert WMV to MOV
  5. 1.5 Convert WMV to MOV Mac
  6. 1.6 WMV to MOV Converter Online
  7. 1.7 Import WMV to Final Cut Pro
  8. 1.8 Convert WMV to MP3
  9. 1.9 Convert WMV to AVI
  10. 1.10 Convert WMV to GIF
  11. 1.11 Convert WMV to VLC Online
  12. 1.12 Convert WMV to DVD
  13. 1.13 WMV to MKV Converter Online
  14. 1.14 WMV to WMA Converter
  15. 1.15 Convert WMV to FLV
  16. 1.16 Convert WMV to MPG
  17. 1.17 Convert WMV to Apple
  18. 1.18 Convert WMV to WAV
  19. 1.19 WMV to AVI Converter Online
  20. 1.20 Convert WMV to VOB
  21. 1.21 WMV to SWF Converter
  22. 1.22 WMV to WebM Converter
2. Convert Other Format to MP4+
  1. 2.1 Convert MP4 to WMV
  2. 2.2 Convert MP4 to WMV Online
  3. 2.3 MP4 to WMV Converter
  4. 2.4 Convert MOV to WMV
  5. 2.5 Convert MOV to WMV Online
  6. 2.6 MOV to WMV Converter
  7. 2.8 Convert AVI to WMV
  8. 2.9 Convert QuickTime to WMV
  9. 2.10 Convert FLV to WMV
  10. 2.11 Convert WLMP to WMV
  11. 2.12 Convert VOB to WMV
  12. 2.13 Convert MP3 to WMV
  13. 2.14 Convert MKV to WMV
  14. 2.15 Convert M4V to WMV
  15. 2.16 Convert 3GP to WMV
  16. 2.17 Convert MTS to WMV
  17. 2.18 Convert WAV to WMV Online
  18. 2.19 Convert WebM to WMV
  19. 2.20 Convert VLC to WMV
  20. 2.21 MTS to WMV Converter
  21. 2.22 Convert DAT to WMV
  22. 2.23 Convert VOB to WMV
  23. 2.24 Convert AVCHD to WMV
  24. 2.25 Export Final Cut Pro to WMV
3. WMV Tools & Tips+
  1. 3.1 WMV Converter
  2. 3.2 WMV Converter for Mac
  3. 3.3 Free WMV Converter
  4. 3.4 WMV Video Player
  5. 3.5 Compress WMV Video
  6. 3.6 Play WMV with VLC
  7. 3.7 Play WMV in iTunes
  8. 3.9 Import WMV to iMovie
  9. 3.10 WMV Codec and Plugins
  10. 3.11 Play WMV on Mac
  11. 3.12 What Is an WMV File

"I've made a video in Movie maker (.wmv). And I want to make it a really small size so that I can put some up on a website. Is there any way to compress them? Surely, I want to keep a decent quality."

Maybe you also encounter the same trouble with Windows Movie Maker. It usually exports very large file which is impossible to be uploaded to YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, or your own websites. Any way to compress them? Sure, to compress WMV files greatly and quickly, this stylish and intuitive WMV compressor - Wondershare Video Converter (Windows 10 included) is highly recommended. With it, you're able to resize your WMV files by adjusting its encoder, bit rate, resolution, frame rate, etc. If there's no format of any concern, you can convert WMV to any other popular format, like MP4, M4V, FLV, etc. which usually decodes a smaller size file.

Part 1. Best WMV compressor to compress WMV files on Windows & Mac [Unlimited Size].

Wondershare UniConverter logo Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)

Best WMV Compressor for Windows / Mac (macOS Catalina Included)

video converter ultimate
  • Easily compress WMV video without any quality loss.
  • Customize the video settings like bit rate, resolution, frame rate and more.
  • Crop, merge, rotate and split the video within the program.
  • Fast conversion speed compared with other video converters on the market.
  • Download videos from YouTube and other 10,000+ sites.
  • It can also record videos, burn DVD or convert videos in just one click.
  • Versatile toolbox includes fixing video metadata, GIF maker, casting video to TV, CD Burner and screen recorder.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, macOS 11 Big Sur, 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.
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How to Compress WMV with Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)

Step 1 Load WMV files to this WMV compressor.

After downloading and installing this WMV compressor on your PC/Mac, go to the Video Compressor tab and click on the add files icon in Wondershare UniConverter button on the left-top corner to add the WMV files you want to compress from your computer. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop your target WMV videos to this program. Several files can be added here so that you can compress WMV files in batch.

Load wmv videos to compress

Step 2 Customize WMV Compression Settings

After choosing output video format, back to the main interface and click on the compress icon on the Target tab. A small window will appear, from where you can adjust bit rate, video resolution, file size by moving the progress bar directly. Click on the Preview button to check the compressed video for 20 seconds.

Customize video setting

Step 3 Start WMV compression.

When all settings have been completed, click on the Compress or Start All button to start WMV compression immediately. When it completes, you can easily manage the compressed WMV video as you wish!

compress WMV videos easily

After reading about how to compress WMV with Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate), you are able to get the work done with easy steps. If you want to compress WMV files one by one, then you can follow a much easier method with this WMV compressor >>.

Now if you are interested in this program, you can free download it to have a try.

Part 2. Recommended solution to compress WMV file online [Limited Size].

If you have files with limited size, online WMV compressors prove to be good options as they are simple to use. Here list the top 2 online WMV compressors which can shrink WMV file size without considerably affecting its quality.

1. Clipchamp

Clipchamp supports an array of formats and allows batch processing of multiple files at a time. Depending upon compression needs, you can optimize files through default settings or through manual settings. Compressed files can be saved on local PC or can be directly uploaded to a number of platforms including Facebook, Vimeo, Google Drive, and YouTube.

Steps to compress WMV files online using ClipChamp

Step 1: Open Clipchamp on your PC, and sign in with your Facebook/Google account.

Step 2: Click Compress my videos to add WMV file(s) that you want to resize. You can also drag and drop the files.

Step 3: Select from default settings or click Customize Settings to edit file parameters manually.

Step 4: Click Start to proceed with the compression process. Once the file is optimized you can save it or can upload it directly.

compress wmv file online

Part 3. The comparison between the 3 WMV compressors.

Making a choice between a feature-packed software like Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) and free online tools like ClipChamp completely depends upon your compression needs. To make a choice, the comparison table below will surely be a good help.

Software/Features Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) ClipChamp
Free/Paid After free trail version, the software is available for only USD 39.95 with one year license Free version allows only 5 file compression. Paid version comes for USD 90 for one year license
Installation needed Yes No
Internet connectivity Not dependent on internet connectivity Yes, dependent on internet connectivity
Supported formats Support almost all possible formats- more than 1000 video/audio formats Support most common video formats
Batch processing Yes Yes
Video Editing tools like cropping and trimming Yes No
Transferring files to other devices Yes, allows transferring media files to other devices and external hard drives Only allows saving the compressed files to local PC or upload it on Facebook, Vimeo, Google Drive, and Youtube
Burning files to DVD Yes
Video Download Yes, allows downloading videos from more than 10,000 sites No

Install Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) and shrink WMV file size as per your compression needs. The program also works as an excellent format converter and a video downloader.

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